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2012-2013 Staff

Shawn Carey

Shawn Carey is a senior at Wilkes University. He is a Communication Studies major with interests in Broadcast Media and Journalism, as well as Public Relations and Organizational Communication. Shawn transferred to Wilkes University...

James Jaskolka

James Jaskolka is the editor-in-chief of The Beacon, and a senior communication studies major. Armed with concentrations in journalism and public relations, as well as a minor in English, James displays a strong passion for the ...

Anne Yoskoski

Annie Yoskoski is a double major double minor at Wilkes University. Pursuing degrees in English literature and communication studies with concentrations in rhetoric and public relations along with a minor in history, Yoskoski...

Ashley Evert

Ashley Evert is a senior Communications Studies major studying dual concentrations in journalism and public relations. She is also studying three minors: English, Integrative Media, and Women's and Gender Studies. Ashley has...

Frank Passalacqua

Frank brings his sports journalism skills to The Beacon for a second year. Having worked with numerous Philadelphia Eagles websites and being a featured columnist for The Bleacher Report, Frank's experience with professional...

Alyssa Stencavage

Alyssa Stencavage is a junior communications studies major at Wilkes University with concentrations in broadcast media and public relations, as well as a minor in marketing. She began her time at The Beacon as a freshman in 2011,...

Kirstin Cook

Editor-in-Chief Kirstin Cook is a senior Communication Studies major at Wilkes University concentrating in journalism, broadcast journalism and rhetoric. This is her second year as editor-in-chief of The Beacon. Kirstin has a pa...

Bill Thomas

Arts & Entertainment Editor Fall 2012 Office Hours: M-W-F 8am – 11am, 12pm – 2pm Bill Thomas is a senior Communications major at Wilkes University, with a concentration in Journalism. In addition to serving as Th...

Laura Preby

Photo Editor Laura Preby, photo editor and copy editor of the Beacon, is a junior Communication Studies major at Wilkes.  She has concentrations in public relations/organizational communication, broadcast media, and journ...

Lyndsie Yamrus

Senior Editor Lyndsie Yamrus is a senior at Wilkes University. She is majoring in environmental science with a minor in geology. Lyndsie has been assistant opinion editor at The Beacon for three semesters. As a graduating ...

Loran Lewis

Loran Lewis has been faculty adviser to The Beacon since fall 2010. He teaches all journalism classes at Wilkes University and advises the Society of Professional Journalists-Wilkes Chapter. Lewis has more than 30 years of...

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